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How to Protect Your Children: 10 Things to Know About Will vs Estate Planning

No one likes to think about their own mortality. However, once you have children who depend on you, it becomes essential. If something happens to you, what will happen to them? How do you make sure they are protected and financially provided for? I was recently asked about wills during a weekly Ask Me Anything…

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10 Questions To Ask A Financial Advisor Before Hiring One

Ever wonder whether you have enough money to even meet with a Financial Advisor? Or maybe you aren’t even sure how a financial advisor can help you? Catch my Q&A with Brittan from Financial AdvisHER to help you answer those, as well as what questions to ask a financial advisor BEFORE hiring one. When it…

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20+ Best Books about Finance

It’s no secret to any of you that I’m a big finance nerd… put that together with my love of reading and I’ve read a lot of finance books in my life. Books build knowledge, inspiration and motivation like nothing else out there. There’s a reason the most successful people in the world are avid…

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How Much Money Should I Save for Retirement

Once your budget is under control, the next most common question I get is “How much should I save for retirement?” Our retirement plan is likely to look a lot different than it did for our grandparents, and even our parents… and most of us aren’t saving nearly enough!

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Do You Really Need Life Insurance?

Before kids, most parents never even gave life insurance a thought. Most of us don’t like to dwell on our own mortality… especially when celebrating a new life, the birth of a child! But when you have a new baby, that’s exactly when you should be thinking about it most. It’s what life insurance for parents is for – to protect your family financially when faced with the loss of you or your spouse. So what exactly is life insurance? How does it work?

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7 Secrets to a Successful First Home Mortgage

This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust.  All opinions are my own. “We are pre-approved for WHAT?!?!” I will never forget nearly falling out of my chair when my husband (then boyfriend) and I went to get our mortgage pre-approval to buy our first home over a decade ago. We still had student loans, car…

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Don’t Blink! College Will Be Here Before You Know It

This post was sponsored on behalf of Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET). As always, all opinions remain 100% my own. I blinked. And Facebook kindly reminded me that our visit to her preschool… the one we made before we actually enrolled… really was 2 years ago. Her preschool graduation is in 2 weeks.  Just writing…

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Savvy Shopping with Groupon Coupons

This post has been compensated by Groupon Coupons. All opinions remain 100% my own. Financial savvy is not only about saving money.  It’s also about spending money wisely.  This month’s Financially Savvy Friday topic is Savvy Shopping.  To kick off the topic for the month, I’m going to give you the inside scoop on Groupon Coupons to save…

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